A 4-mile walk

A 4-mile walk with great views via Long Lartin and Sheen Hill

This route is clearly signed (signposts and waymarks)

Pets should be kept on leads at all times.

Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.

Start at The Village Hall and walk past the Gate Inn to the High Street, then walk up High Street to the old telephone box. Take the footpath opposite (between Meadow Walk and the new houses). After 60 metres turn left into the corner of the field and cross the ditch bridge. You will pass alongside the underground sewage pumping station on your right before crossing over a stile ***. Walk diagonally across the paddock and through the field gate. Walk across the farmyard and through the next gate; into the next paddock and onto the gate at the far end. Take care to follow the waymarker on the gate post that directs you in the general direction of the brook on your right-hand side *. Be careful not to disturb the dinosaurs behind the hedge to your right. Over a stile in the middle of the field and onwards to the right-hand side of the hedge across the field ahead of you, and to the bridge over the Gate Inn brook.

Over the bridge and turn left so that the brook is now on your left. Pass through the field gates and walk straight on with the brook on your left, passing field gates on your left, follow the field path until you reach the right-hand corner of this field. Through these field gates and left into the next field following the waymarkers to reach the railway line. TAKE THE GREATEST OF CARE in crossing the railway line using the stiles.

Through the metal kissing gate into the field, and walk in a one o’clock direction to the next kissing gate (to the right of Long Lartin Prison) and then follow the path to the right of the house (Sheenhill Farm) and onto the driveway alongside the prison to the Sheenhill Road. TAKE GREAT CARE crossing this road before turning right and walking 80 metres to the stile. Over this double-stile *** into the field, and then walk along the headland on the left-hand edge of this field until you reach a stile. DO NOT cross this stile. Turn right and cross this field to the metal kissing gate leading onto the lane. Cross the lane and over the next stile.

Walk straight ahead up the hill until you reach a stile into the woodland. Take a look behind you and enjoy the view. Walk straight ahead through the woodland to the next stile. Over this stile *** and straight ahead with the woodland fence on your left. Down the hill into the left-hand corner of this field and over the stile. Note the hill behind the bungalows ahead. This is Tump Bew Hill, Honeybourne’s original Bronze Age site. Continue walking straight ahead along the headland, with the hedge on your left, until you arrive at the main Bidford Road (Buckle Street).

Turn right and, TAKING GREAT CARE, walk facing the traffic until you see the bridleway on your right after 350 metres (before the overhead power cables). Follow this bridleway along the headland and through a field gate into the next field. Straight ahead until you reach the field gate next to the farm on the Sheenhill Road.

Turn left and then TAKE GREAT CARE to cross the road. Walk, facing the traffic, for 540 metres to the junction with the Buckle Street/Station Road.

Turn right and, facing the traffic, walk over the railway bridge and past the Ranch Caravan Park, All Things Wild and The Gate Inn to arrive back at The Village Hall.

We hope you have enjoyed your walk today, and that we have whetted your appetite for a variety of future walks during 2021 in and around the Parish of Honeybourne.

Email [email protected] for copies of any walks, to express concerns, or seek advice on how to best enjoy Honeybourne’s Rights of Way.

*Expect sheep

*** expect horses

A great way to gently improve your fitness and wellbeing, whilst

July 2022